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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) : Latest information and advice.

What is the current situation with the COVID -19 (Coronavirus) and where to find more information.

Information from the London Borough of Sutton

COVID-19 Libraries, Culture and Leisure

Libraries, Culture and Leisure

Leisure centres will be closed from Monday 23 March 2020

From Monday 23 March, for the foreseeable future, the borough’s leisure centres - Cheam, David Weir, The Phoenix Centre and Westcroft - will be closed.  This is out of concern for the health of our community and in response to national public health advice.

We understand that physical activity is important to both physical and mental health. We encourage residents to make use of Sutton’s parks and green spaces during this period. It’s important that if you do, you follow the government advice on social distancing which says that you can go for a walk outdoors if you stay more than 2 metres from others.

Heritage Houses in Sutton now closed

Sutton Council has now closed for the foreseeable future the borough’s Heritages Houses - Honeywood, Whitehall and Little Holland House.  This is out of concern for the health of our community and in response to national public health advice.

Library services

Libraries in Sutton are now closed for the foreseeable future, in response to national Public Health Advice. 

During this period, Sutton Libraries continue to provide access to a wide range of ebooks, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines via our online catalogue. These are all available for free for members. New users can sign up online.

Other changes to support customers during this period include:

  • Extending the expiry date of any cards due to expire before 30 June 2020

  • Automatically renewing all borrowed items until 30 June 2020

  • Waiving new fines until 30 June 2020 

Civic Office Reception

There is a limited number of PCs available in the Civic Office reception in on the ground floor of the Civic Office. These are only for use in very urgent situations and we ask residents to avoid coming to reception if it is at all possible and to try and resolve any issues either online or by telephone.

Thank you for your understanding and support in keeping our community safe. 

Culture at Risk - Mayor of London

If you are an arts organisation, business or individual working in the cultural sector, creative industries or night-time economy in London, please visit the Mayor of London’s Culture at Risk page to register your details for support, guidance and resources.

The Mayor of London has also launched a new emergency £2.3m fund to help some of London's most at risk creative and night time businesses. The targeted fund is designed to help grassroots music and LGBTQ+ venues, creative workspaces and independent cinemas.